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  1. combnoun

    cockscomb, crest

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combnoun

    a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  2. comb, cockscomb, coxcombnoun

    the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

    cockscomb, combing, common cockscomb, coxcomb

  3. combnoun

    any of several tools for straightening fibers

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  4. combnoun

    ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  5. comb, combingverb

    the act of drawing a comb through hair

    "his hair needed a comb"

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  6. combverb

    straighten with a comb

    "comb your hair"

    comb out, disentangle, ransack

  7. comb, ransackverb

    search thoroughly

    "They combed the area for the missing child"

    rifle, foray, disentangle, ransack, loot, despoil, strip, comb out, pillage, reave, plunder

  8. comb, comb out, disentangleverb

    smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

    "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"

    unsnarl, disentangle, ransack, unwind, extricate, comb out, disencumber, disembroil, untangle, disinvolve, weed out, straighten out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. combnoun

    crest, caruncle, head-tuft

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "comb":

    combis, comb., alveoli

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  1. Mike Richards:

    Every person alive today has at some point said or done something that another person finds objectionable, whether they mean to or not, people are being forced to think twice before stepping into the public realm because there will always be a group of people intent on picking through your past with a fine-tooth comb to uncover reasons to attack you.

  2. Giorgos Zambetas, Greek musician:

    Experience is a comb that is given to you, when you have already lost you hair.

  3. Adrian Mastracci:

    Investors are going over (the Fed's) words with a fine-tooth comb, the volatility does present some opportunities.

  4. Erin Gaetz:

    We would get the footage back, comb through it, and notice these little moments.

  5. Edward Tricomi:

    Use a blow-dry serum on your hair as it dries, add the serum and then comb through your hair – the serum will help cut down frizziness.

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    A synonym of "dry"
    • A. drippy
    • B. sodden
    • C. steamy
    • D. juiceless

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